Colm Buckley <colm at tuatha.org> wrote:
>Publication of SPF records is actually pretty widespread, but it's very far
>from being an SMTP authentication mechanism; it certainly doesn't prevent
>faked "From" addresses from being possible or easy. If people are prepared
>to be rigorous about it, and actually disallow mail where there's an SPF
>mismatch, then things get a bit trickier, but this is far less widespread.
Correct me if I'm wrong here (it's been known to happen) but in any
case SPF would not really help in the situation listed in the original
email given that it validates the envelope "From" address as opposed
to the mail header "From" address? I guess it depends on how Yaari
sends its mail.
>"Big in Ireland" is very far from translating into "Big on the Internet", as
>should be obvious.
SPF is however, big in Japan, which is something we should all aim for.
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| and indicates an adoption rate of 19.1% in April 2008 (7.5% in
October 2007, 3.5% in
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